The 2018 summary of the GINA asthma guideline. Includes algorithms for diagnosis, and the management of asthma exacerbations in primary care.
A practical summary of NICE recommendations on managing chronic asthma in children, young people, and adults, including three management algorithms
A concise summary on the initial assessment, diagnosis, and monitoring of asthma in adults, young people, and children. Includes assessment algorithms
This summary provides advice on identifying malnutrition risk in patients with COPD and managing nutrition in accordance with risk category; it also provides a pathway for using oral nutritional supplements.
A useful and informative algorithm for choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Jane Scullion describes the symptoms, causes, and appropriate recognition of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); discusses how to manage the condition in primary care; and covers relevant guidance from NICE, SIGN, and the DVLA.
Jane Scullion provides some simple and practical advice on optimal inhaler device selection for adults and children, in the third of a mini-series of feature articles.
Jane Scullion explores the increasing complexity of the multitude of inhaler devices we have available to us and the therapeutic options they can offer, in the second of a mini-series of feature articles.
Jane Scullion provides an introduction to the inhaled-device options available for the treatment of respiratory conditions, including COPD and asthma, in the first of a mini-series of feature articles.
Tools and resources
Source: UK Inhaler Group (www.respiratoryfutures.org.uk/media/69775/ukig-inhaler-standards-january-2017.pdf). Hosted with permission. December 2016 (planned review date December 2018)
This CPD activity consists of five multiple-choice questions designed to test your knowledge on malnutrition in patients with COPD.
This CPD activity consists of 8 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to test your knowledge on the management of chronic asthma—you will then be prompted to reflect on your learning.
This CPD activity consists of 6 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to test your knowledge on obstructive sleep apnoea—you will then be prompted to reflect on your learning.